The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Set in the Jazz Age, an era full of ambition and renovation, romance seems inevitable. The story follows the narrator, Nick Carraway, who moves onto Long Island in the West Egg- in an attempt to capture the American Dream-finds his neighbour, Gatsby with the same ambition, to be a millionaire who throws a lavish party every week in the hope to revive his lost flame, Daisy Buchanan- who is also Nick’s cousin.

Nick, happy to help his new friend Gatsby, agrees to set the two up with a meeting over tea at his house, where Gatsby and Daisy immediately relight the love that was once between them again. However, Daisy’s husband Tom, who continuously has an affair with Myrtle, begins to question Daisy on the matter and becomes agitated with Gatsby’s intentions with his wife and Daisy’s unexpected behaviour.

Throughout the book it seems that love and happiness is certain, yet it is a question of how far the character’s are willing to go to secure their American dream and the cost at which they are willing to pay.

This novel is a great read and is full of emotive events; love, happiness and despair. The book will take you on an emotional journey to find the truth and hardships each character faces in this optimistic society.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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